Subject Files, 1992-97
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Brief Description: Subject files of OLOS committees (1992-97), including the Advisory Committee files of Kathleen de la Pena McCook (Chair, 1994-1997), containing agendas, minutes and correpondence relating to policy, history and anniversary events. Correspondents include Sanford Berman.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 10/30/6
Created by: Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 7/21/98
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/1030006a.pdf
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Biographical Note for Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) : On July 3, 1970, the Council voted to establish the Office for Library Service to the Disadvantaged and Unserved (1).  On July 3, 1980, the Council changed the name of the Office of Library Services to the Disadvantaged (OLSD) to the Office for Library Outreach Services (OLOS) (2).  The purpose of the Office for Library Outreach Services is threefold: 1) to promote the provision of library service to the urban and rural poor, of all ages, and to those people who are discriminated against because they belong to minority groups; 2) to encourage the development of user-oriented informational and educational library services to meet the needs of the urban and rural poor, ethnic minorities, the underemployed, school dropouts, the semiliterate and illiterate and those isolated by cultural differences; and 3) to insure that librarians and others have information, access to technical assistance and continuing education opportunities to assist them in developing effective outreach programs (3).  The Office for Library Outreach Services is responsible to the Deputy Executive Director (4).
Subject Index
Berman, Sanford
Library Outreach Services, Office for (OLOS)
Literacy
Languages of Materials
English [eng]